Happy Monday my Friends ~
I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had some pretty lovely weather overall and Hubby and I got a lot of things done around the house. I did some of my "Fall cleaning" - kind of like Spring cleaning. Getting ready to put out all of my Autumn decorations, but haven't done it fully yet. I did put out a few new things I have picked up here and there though. It's my absolute favorite season and I'm ready to be officially done with summer and fully embrace the new season. ;)
We also went out to dinner as a family, over the weekend, with some dear friends of ours and their kiddos. It was so nice to catch up! Now on to the week ahead.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Cloudy with some sun peeking in and out. Looks like it'll be a lovely start to our week as the next 3 days call for it to maybe hit 80 degrees! Then down to 70's later in the week with chances of rain.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
butter toast, blueberry yogurt, coffee with coconut creamer
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to Ed Sheeran radio and looking at my planner for what is going on in the week ahead
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Watching the garbage trucks take our garbage up at the top of the road. We had a bear in our garbage over the weekend. Around this time each year the black bears come back into town from being out in the woods all summer eating berries and things. The berries are gone so they come into town looking for the easy pickings of garbage cans. My Hubby had to pick up a big mess the bears left in our yard and now we lock our garbage & recycling up in a shed next to the house until the bears go to hibernate. Such is life in the northwoods folks.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Nice and clean as Hubby and I worked together (he's such a wonderful help around the house - you gotta love that!) and cleaned a bunch - from some paint touch up stuff, to changing sheets, to mopping, scrubbing etc. Feels good.
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Appointments for me. Religious education starts back up for kids. Errands. Making dinner for my FIL, visiting my MIL. As well as my usual daily house tasks and projects I've been working on lately. Kids are in between sports right now, so that has been quieter and nice. My daughter is taking up the cello at school this year (she has played piano in the past) and my son decided he wanted to go back to guitar lessons. So more musical these days I guess (which I love). Both chose not to do Fall soccer this year...and I'm okay with that as it was a busy summer of sports!!
I'm just starting a new series by Louise Penny! I'm on the first book - Still Life. So good so far! (still reading this one)
ON THE TV TODAY:
Outlander is back - yay!!! Watched the first episode ...so good! I'm excited for this season. Big Brother. America's Got Talent. The Profit. Bering Sea Gold. Hollywood Game Night. Cooking shows. Some movies taped.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: Ham & cheese baked roll-ups, cheesy potato soup, veggies, fruit, making brownies with vanilla frosting for dessert
TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner (eggs, toast, leftover ham - fried, fruit)
WEDNESDAY: not sure yet? religious ed so keep it easy - maybe leftovers?
THURSDAY: Annie help cook night: honey mustard pretzel coated chicken tenders, roasted parmesan red potatoes, green beans with lemon & garlic
FRIDAY: maybe out for dinner or order in
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT
Etsy store albums and canvases
Legacy box stuff
My Grandpa's heritage album
My Mom's album & my family album catch up
(this is my continuing list)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Annie's BBQ chicken pasta bake she made last week was a hit - so I'll probably share that one this week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I think this is kind of funny - but makes sense too, doesn't it?
FROM THE CAMERA:
Seeing bits of color and falling leaves around here already
A few of the new Autumn decorations I've added this year - I love you Fall
I love this new mercury glass pumpkin night light air freshner from Bath & Body that I put in one of our bathrooms. Of course getting out the Fall soaps too. ;)